JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-graft commission has arrested a former sports minister accused of stealing 26.5 billion rupiah ($1.8 million) in public money.
Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi is facing graft charges related to a grant linked to the National Sports Committee which he allegedly used for his own personal interest.
Nahrawi resigned last week after becoming the second minister in President Joko Widodo's Cabinet to be accused of graft after a former social affairs minister was sentenced to five years in prison.
Nahrawi is also the second sports and youth minister to resign after being accused of corruption by the commission.
The cases, which underline Indonesia's challenge in overcoming graft, have threatened the credibility of Widodo, who recently won reelection after campaigning for clean governance.